Adult Volunteers

Our volunteer specialties offer something for everyone:


Welcome visitors around the Aquarium. Ambassadors play a key role in providing background information about the organization and directing people around the aquarium to shows, talks, and special opportunities. Ambassadors help gather people for talks and ease long lines. If you’re eager to greet and meet new people this role is for you. (2 day training, 12+ hour a month commitment)

Expedition Leader

Expedition leaders lead inquiry-based tours around the aquarium for school groups and families. These outgoing volunteers who are passionate in sharing information about wildlife and our work protecting wild places around the world. (*Now Interpreter training a prerequisite, 6 day training, 12+ hour a month regular commitment)

WCS Now Interpreters

Our WCS Now Interpreters facilitate interactive, conservation based activities around the aquarium. For this role, we are looking for volunteers that are committed to sharing the WCS mission and message, are outgoing and approachable, are comfortable interacting with large groups, and are eager to learn and try new things. (4-5 day training, 12+ hour a month commitment)

Education Assistant

Do you like connecting young people with nature and teaching them about the world around us? Education assistants help with a variety of fun interactive programming including summer camp, education classes, events sleepovers, birthday parties, and more. (2 day training, 6+ hour a month commitment)

Play Partner

As a Play Partner, you will facilitate nature play based activities in our PlayQuarium exhibit, as well as alongside our Conservation Educators and Fellows during our “Sea Squirts” early childhood programs. Bilingual, Spanish speakers are encouraged to apply! (1 day training, 12+ hour a month commitment)

Current Volunteers

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